Articles about hack (page 9)

Netflix’s Hack Day Introduces Eye Tracking For Navigation
Over the years Netflix has encourage their developers to experiment with different ways to interact with the platform. For example several years ago the company created its own “Netflix and chill” button, and a couple of years ago they explored the idea of a virtual reality video store where you could “walk around” and browse videos like the good old days.

Apple’s T2 Chip Prevents Hackers From Hijacking Your Mac’s Microphone
Apple had recently announced its new MacBook Air which represents a pretty huge update that we’ve seen to the lineup in a while. One of those major changes they made was introducing Touch ID to the laptop, as well as the T2 secure enclave that stores fingerprint data, encryption keys, and more.

iOS 12 Might Have Broken The GrayKey Unlocking Tool
Due to Apple refusing to build a backdoor into iOS to allow law enforcement access to its platform, law enforcement officials have had no choice but to seek outside help. This has resulted in tools such as GrayKey which in the past is said to have successfully unlocked iPhones belonging to suspects.

Cathay Pacific Data Breach Affects 9.4 Million Passengers
We imagine that airline companies are a treasure trove of sensitive information. After all we usually provide them with information such as credit card details, our home addresses, identity card numbers, passport information, and more, all of which are usually required when tickets are purchased online.


The FBI Is Now Investigating Facebook’s Security Breach
Towards the end of September, Facebook announced that they had experienced a security breach. The breach was said to have compromised about 50 million accounts and Facebook claims to have since addressed the issue. However in a post on its website, Facebook has shared additional details, including how the FBI has since gotten involved with the investigation.

Temporary Global Internet Disruptions Expected In The Next 48 Hours
If in the next 48 hours or so you start experience network failure, don’t worry because this is planned. In a report from RT (via NDTV), the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced that they will be carrying out maintenance work and change the cryptographic key that helps protect the Internet’s DNS.

WhatsApp Fixes Video Call Bug That Lets Hackers Take Over The App
Over the years WhatsApp has grown in terms of features and functionality. The app initially started as an app that would let users send messages to each other, but in recent years users have also been able to make voice and video calls. Unfortunately it seems that the video call feature had a bug that might have been missed by the company.

Security Expert Casts Doubt On Apple China Spy Chip Story
Last week there was a report from Bloomberg claiming that China had slipped spy chips into Apple’s iCloud servers, a story that Apple has refuted multiple times not only to the public, but in a letter to the US Congress as well. So far intelligence agencies seem to agree with Apple’s denials, although Bloomberg is sticking to their story, claiming that they have multiple sources who all them the same […]

PSA: Facebook ‘Hacking’ Hoax Is Making Its Rounds
Every now and then we come across hoaxes where it tries to trick people into thinking that their account might have been hacked. The latest hoax comes from Facebook, although not directly, where a “friend” would message you claiming that they have received a suspicious friend request from you, and that your account might have been compromised as a result.

Sony Sues Third-Party Seller For Selling Jailbroken PS4 Consoles
Given the price of games, it’s not surprising the in the early days of consoles like the original PlayStation and the PS2, piracy was extremely rampant as it was such an easy process to replicate the CDs/DVDs that games came on. However in recent times, it seems to have become less of a problem, although there are still instances of it happening.

Apple Reassures Congress That They Have Found No Signs Of A Hack
The other day a report from Bloomberg revealed that China might have implanted spy chips into Apple’s iCloud servers. These chips are said to be the size of a rice grain, making them tiny and near impossible to spot with the naked eye. Apple has since strongly refuted the report, going as far as to issue a press release.

Apple Issues Press Release Over China Spy Chips Report
The other day a report from Bloomberg revealed that China had apparently planted spy chips inside of Apple’s iCloud servers. Apple had initially denied the report with a short statement, but they have since followed up with a full press release in which they are maintaining their denial but have also offered up more information.

Apple Denies China Slipped Spy Chips Into Its iCloud Servers
Countries like China have gotten a bad rep over the years as a country that likes to spy on others. For example we have seen instances where Chinese companies have been accused of making hardware that could allow them to spy on US citizens. Now a recent report has revealed that China might have planted “spy chips” inside of Apple’s iCloud server hardware.

Facebook Hacked, 50 Million Accounts Compromised
Facebook is the biggest social network in the world at the moment, and with millions of accounts on its platform, it does seem like a hacker’s dream come true to be able to mine all of these accounts for all kinds of personal information that could be used for other malicious purposes. Unfortunately for some, that’s exactly what happened.